International centres related to ageing

National Institutes of Health
US Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.nih.gov/
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the United States of America.

National Institute on Ageing
US Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.nia.nih.gov/
The NIA's mission is to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through research.

OPAN (Older People & Ageing Research & Development Network : OPAN Cymru)
http://www.opanwales.org.uk/
OPAN Cymru is a multi-disciplinary research network led by Dr Judith Phillips and Dr Susan Lambert of Swansea University.  Swansea University leads OPAN Cymru developments around social care, health and nursing. The aims of OPAN Cymru are to improve the lives of older people through the integration of research, policy and practice in Wales.

Supportive and Preventative Care Research Group, University of Plymouth
http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/dynamic.asp?page=schoolsResearch&type=all&code=3303&title=School%20of%20Nursing%20and%20Midwifery
Ageing is a major component of the Supportive and Preventive Care Research Group within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Collaboration with others: the University is collaborating with the Universities of Bournemouth and West of England in the setting up of a research network researching issues around Older People in Rural Areas (OPERA). Within OPERA, Plymouth has particular interest in the use of information and communication technologies to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in rural areas and a University of Plymouth group e-OPERA meets to progress that research. We also have developing links with David Melzer, Professor of Public Health in the Peninsula Medical School and his colleague Dr Ian Lang.

Within the Faculty the two specialist researchers in gerontology are Professor Catherine Hennessy and Professor George Giarchi. Catherine Hennessy has done some innovative research on health amongst Native American Indians, as well as conducted numerous epidemiological studies and health services research in the area of public health gerontology. George Giarchi has worked for many years and is an internationall known researcher in ageing. However, there are a number of others who have carried out research among older people. George Giarchi and Johanna Woodcock have been doing research into social work practice with grandparents. Chris Hanks and Ray Jones recently finished a project funded by Help the Aged on older adults' views of podiatry services. Nadine Abelson-Mitchell and Val Hyde are working with Catherine Hennessy and Ray Jones on a small new project looking at discharge summaries for older people. Val Hyde has conducted research on intermediate care services as well as research on the role of grandmothers from the perspectives of granddaughters. 

womenshealth.gov
US Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.womenshealth.gov/
This website and toll-free call center was created to provide free, reliable health information for women http://www.4woman.gov/mens/index.htm

WHO Ageing and Life Course Publications
http://www.who.int/hpr/ageing/publications.htm

WHO Statistical Information System
http://www3.who.int/whosis/menu.cfm
The WHO Statistical Information System is the guide to health and health-related epidemiological and statistical information available from the World Health Organization.


Updated: 02 Jul 2013
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